Composites One, a leading distributor of composite materials, has begun construction of its 40,000-sq. ft. concrete tilt-up distribution center in Katy, Texas. The new facility is located in the Stonegate Business Park in Waller County on U.S. 90 north of I-10.
Composites One Marketing Manager Marcy Offner said construction is scheduled to be completed by Aug. 31, 2013, and the company expects to fully occupy the new distribution center by Oct. 31. Composites One will bring 14 jobs to the Katy area by 2014, she said, with additional hiring needs to be determined later.
“We are adding capacity in Katy in anticipation of continued growth. We think this state-of-the-art facility will enable that growth, which is the reason we are making the investment in our new facility at this time,” Offner said. “Our intent would be to add employees, as required, to support that growth as it takes place.”
Following a thorough analysis of the Greater Houston area, Composites One chose to locate to the Katy-Waller County area for several reasons, Offner said.
“Katy has been attracting a lot of new businesses because of its geographic location, access to expressways, and growing population,” she said. “We strongly believe all of those factors will be important to Composites One’s success and look forward to being a part of the Katy community.”
Lance LaCour, President and CEO of the Katy Area Economic Development Council, said the Katy area business community welcomes Composites One.
“Companies like Composites One are well-respected and one of our target industries in the distribution sector,” noted LaCour. Last year, the Katy Area EDC, the City of Katy and Waller County landed Medline and Igloo at the West Ten Business Park, which is adding nearly 1,000,000 sq. ft. to Katy’s industrial space inventory.
Composites One distributes thousands of products from more than 400 supplier partners and reaches about 9,000 customers. Introduced in the mid-1940s, composites are fiber-reinforced plastics used in a variety of products, applications and industries.
While the term “composite” can apply to any combination of individual materials, Composites One primarily focuses on reinforcements and resins, plus complementary materials and processing equipment. The new distribution center will handle the full range of Composites One’s products, Offner said.
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